Posts by patrick2099

    Thanks everyone. I guess I phrased the original post in a very unclear way. I was trying to create a local library folder with the downloaded Rig Packs in it. That way, I can mess with them and save them as I changed them. I was actually copying the rigs from the extracted zip file, and not trying to load any of them into my Kemper.


    I then tried to update Rig Manager. I did not have "Include Beta Test Releases" checked in the settings, so I was surprised to see the beta version load up, after rebooting my computer. I did not want the beta version, and it was not compatible with my Kemper OS (8.5.8.30570). I uninstalled the beta version, and reinstalled my previous version. Rebooted again. When I opened Rig Manager, all of the profiles were now present in the folder I had tried to copy them into.


    Thanks for all the suggestions everyone. Should be good now.

    No problem. I appreciate your input as well. I ordered one of those pouches, yesterday. Even if I end up keeping it in my pocket, it will protect it in case it falls. That clip seems pretty sturdy though. I hadn't even considered putting it on the strap, until I saw the comments in this thread. I use the Schallers as well, and use WD-40 Specialist Dry Lube With PFTE, so they go on and off rather easily. I may end up practicing guitar swaps with the same strap, rather than just swapping guitars.


    I use a Telecaster for about 60% my songs and a Les Paul style guitar for about 40%. We usually play requests, so it really depends on what requests we are getting in as to how often I swap. Usually every couple of songs, max, though.

    Place we played yesterday was too crowded to do a good range check prior to playing, and I didn't even think about afterwards. I put the transmitter in my back pocket, and it seemed to work better there. Everything sounded fine and I didn't have a single cut out (second straight gig and two practices, without a single cutout). I got the rechargeable Sennheiser battery pack/charger combo, and used it for the first time, yesterday. Yes, $150 will buy a lot of AA batteries, but I like how long these last, and the peace of mind of having two batteries and AAs for backups. I'm pretty sure it was still showing full charge after sound check and a little over three hours of the gig.

    In always do the auto scan and sync, but thanks for the suggestion. I saw a video of a German dude who was a ridiculous range away from it and it still worked. Curious to see if I can get far enough away to soundcheck this Saturday. I don't play very far away, because of the delay, as JEverly stated, but I like to be able to check the balance from where the crowd hears things. I'm also wondering if I need to do something different with the transmitter. I had it on my belt with a shirt covering it. Wondering if I put it in my back pocket if that may help.

    You can't really get too far away from the band while playing anyway. You will get just enough delay that you will start playing out of time. I did that one time many years ago and realized that I didn't need to be that far away anyway. Most guitar players just want to be able to move around and not have to tend to a cable or step on cables and possibly go off stage for short interactions with the crowd. I never had a need for anything beyond that.

    I don't play big places, so there is no "going out into the crowd", other than sound check. I really just have a wireless so I don't trip over the cable. Still surprised at a few things with the EW-D compared to the G10S, though.


    ST, what kind of range are you getting with your EW-D? I tested mine yesterday, at practice, and could only get about 20 yards away, with line of sight -- much less than I expected. Only time I really get decently far from my gear is to sound check, but I was still expecting better range. Once again, my cheap Line 6 G10S surpassed the EW-D. I just can't live with the 2.4 GHZ interference cutouts on the G10S. I couldn't notice latency with either unit, but the cutouts with the G10S are pretty bad in some places. I'm very surprised the G10S sounds better than the EW-D, and has better range though. I wouldn't have guessed that in a million years.

    I've used it at one gig and one practice, so far. Using it at another gig this Saturday. I usually use shorter cables, so it doesn't mess with my signal too much. I think I was using the same settings as you, yesterday, and it sounded pretty good. I still think the Line 6 sounds more full to me, and closer to what my normal cable gives me. I think the new strings on my Telecaster are going to cause me more of a problem than the EW-D, though, if I don't get a little time to break them in.


    Only other issue I had was with the app not being able to connect to the base unit. I had to do a full reset on everything. That only happened once, and hasn't happened since. Good news is, it put to rest one of my initial fears -- what happens if you can't use the app. Happened at the first gig I used it at. Took about 5 seconds to have everything set up using the buttons.

    Used the EW-D at a gig last night. I ran an 18 inch cable from it to the Kemper. I thought everything sounded fine. There was no interference, but that place I played I typically don't get interference with anything.


    The app did not work, at all. It said "Out of Bluetooth range or switched off". I tried making sure no Bluetooth devices were connected to my phone, turning Bluetooth off and on again, rebooting the phone, rebooting the EW-D. Nothing I did could get the phone to communicate with the EW-D. Good news is, with the front panel buttons, it took about 15 seconds to have autoscan run and have the transmitter paired.


    Also broke a string during the middle of a song (Oddly, that is the first time I can remember breaking a string when playing in front of other people.) It has happened at home before, but never out.), and swapping guitars in the middle of the song took about 3 seconds, with the EW-D. I think it was a benefit of having an actual cable vs the G10S transmitter I would have had to put down.


    I will try repairing everything, at home, to get the app working, but honestly since I'm only controlling one wireless unit, doing it from the front panel is fine with me.

    I believe that all the cable capacitance setting on the Line 6 does is shave a little top end off. It takes more off at the hither settings. I have not played with the new unity you bought but Sennheizer units I have owned had an EQ in them that you can adjust if you want to. You could always use that to take a little top end off if you prefer that sound if your unit has that feature.

    There is no EQ in this unit, either from the app or from the front panel.

    Band practice got canceled last night. Going to try to sound check with it tonight. If there are any issues, during sound check, I'll have my G10S and a cable. I hate going into a gig with two new pieces of equipment, but at least the other one (Kemper Remote) will make things easier and not harder. Don't know how I lived without that thing for several years.

    Hey, Patrick.

    It sounds like you're getting things dialed in. Please keep us in the loop as you have more experience with it in different settings.


    Thanks,

    ST

    Will do. I wish I was playing at one of the places with massive interference on Friday, but it's somewhere out in the middle of the sticks where I never had a problem with my G10S. (just realized I forgot to hit save)

    Hey Patrick.


    When you use the Line 6 G10S, how have you set the Cable Tone?


    30, probably because I didn't like how it sounded "naturally". Guess that's a hell of a feature I kinda took for granted.


    I did end up running it through my powered cab today, not at gig volume but at a volume louder than I bet my neighbors appreciated. It sounded a lot better through that than my studio monitors. I turned the gain back down to what the manual said, and put my clean sense and distortion sense back to 0 as well. I thought is sounded pretty good today. I haven't had a chance to test it direct to the DAW with the cable I use, as you suggested yet, but I plan on doing that.


    I have full practice tomorrow and a gig on Friday, so we'll see how it holds up. I did notice some dropouts, in my living room. It was really close to a wireless access point and a security cam hub, but I wouldn't think the 2.4ghz and 5ghz stuff should have any affect on it. My Line 6 is totally unusable in that room, without unplugging the other devices. It always recovered really quickly, from the dropouts, but it seemed like the sound changed slightly when it recovered. I still no very little about wireless units, but am trying to learn more.

    Thanks. Those look like the manual settings I was using for unity gain. The way I was initially testing was going directly into my interface into a DAW. With only 3 dB increments on the EW-D, I wasn't able to get it to exactly match the output level of the cable, looking at the meters, but I did get it close. The sound with the EW-D was a lot thinner sounding than the cable, though. I know the wireless isn't going to sound the same as a cable, but it sounded like it cut a lot of the "meat" out of the tone.


    I was using a three foot guitar cable from the EW-D into the DAW and the same cable into the Kemper.


    On a positive note, I was in the same room as my router, and with it being in a different band, did not have a single dropout. The latency was also completely indistinguishable from the cable. Curios to see how perceptible the difference is at band volume level, vs bedroom volume level. It may not even be an issue.


    I am fine having different locked input settings for a cable and for the EW-D. I just don't want to have completely different performances set for each. Since the tone is getting thinned out on the way in, I'm not sure how much the global output settings could compensate.

    I haven't had much time with it yet, but I'm still trying to figure out the EW-D. It is definitely changing my tone, and not for the better. I A/B'd it with a cable, and it is definitely noticeable, using the unity gain settings in the manual. I know a wireless unit is never going to sound exactly the same as a cable, but I think my Line 6 G10S sounds better, which is surprising, given how much cheaper it is. I still want to mess with the GAIN the AF OUT and on EW-D and the Clean Sense and Distortion Sense on the Kemper, to see if I can get it sounding closer to what I expect. I'm not sure if anyone at Sweetwater has any tips on that. I have tried several settings, but so far I think the best I can get is GAIN at 30 dB and AF OUT at 18 dB, with Clean Sense and Distortion Sense both at -2.0 dB, on the Kemper.